Michelle Beadle Officially Out at ESPN With Buyout to Follow

This has been a longtime coming.

Michelle Beadle, who had been leading “NBA Countdown,” is officially out of ABC/ESPN’s NBA coverage.

Beadle currently makes $5 million per year and is expected to shortly finalize a buyout, according to NY Post.

A report from last month stated that Beadle’s representatives have reached out to Turner Sports, somewhere Beadle might want to go to reunite with former ESPN boss John Skipper at DAZN.

Following a short stint with NBC, Beadle returned to ESPN in 2014 after her first tenure with the company lasted from 2009-2012.